Offerings of Love

Heartfelt offerings by devotees of ISKCON Whitefield to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of his appearance day

Offering by Hariksetra das

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my respectful obeisance
All glories to you.

Srila Prabhupada, your greatness can be understood by the result that you have produced. I was listening to a Janmashtami lecture that you gave in 1968, in which you asked your disciples, at that time who had spent 1 or 2 years in ISKCON to speak on their realizations of Krishna. It was a spontaneous talk. It was amazing for me to hear them speak pure unadulterated Krishna consciousness with solid backing of logic and sastra. How can such new devotees speak so amazingly. It was all coming from their heart and what they are really practicing. This proves the greatness of your divine grace. You could inspire people to take up Krishna consciousness and enable them to advance greatly in a short time. The pastimes during your personal presence is the proof. Devotee still can get that effect if they follow your instructions and read your books regularly.

My personal prayer to you and my guru maharaj is the same since years. Every day I beg to get some taste for chanting and studying Srimad Bhagavatam. Due to my bad conditioning and offences towards the Holyname, i keep losing the right mood towards the Holyname. By chanting of your pranam mantra and offering prayers to you i feel sheltered and protected. It is Krishna that everyone is looking for and you have Him, and you are ready to give Krishna to anyone. This thought gives me lots of hope and it infuses life into my practice of chanting of your pranam mantra and offering of prayers unto you.

The spiritual master offers his shelter by offering bonafide instructions and bonafide service. To get these is the sign of great mercy of the Lord. We are fortunate to get your bonafide instructions and by the grace of your loyal followers, we are fortunate to get bonafide service to make Bangalore a Krishna conscious city. To make 100 centres in Bangalore. To create unity among the devotees. While preaching we may develop belongingness beyond limits and develop misunderstandings with other capable preachers, that simply weakens the mission and it is a disservice to your grace. Please bless me with qualities of sacrifice and tolerance to execute this difficult instruction of keeping devotees united and happy.

This year we celebrated Janmashtami in 13 different locations as against 8 in the last year. Each Janmashtami is a potential seed for a centre to be opened. By your grace we have been able to get a land in this area for building a nice temple which will act as an education and training hub for all the devotees. Still lots to be done in your service.

Due to my offensive nature and harsh speech i end up offending devotees. Even though unqualified in many ways somehow I am blessed to be engaged in bonafide service of the Lord. By your grace I am confident that I can become purified and be of some real service to you. Thank you for this great mercy upon me. I am eternally grateful for this special blessings.

Your servant
Hariksetra das

Offering by Kartikeya Das

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Prabhupad, on this Vyasa puja ceremony I am making this insignificant attempt to glorify you! My homage is like the kinder garden kid’s attempt to make a birthday card for his father’s birthday who hardly knows writing, language or hardly has any maturity.

Prabhupad this vyasa Puja I had questions and for all of them I could get only one answer. I am presenting these questions & answer as my offering at your lotus feet.

How come so many thousands of people are accepting the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are getting connected to the glorious Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampraday.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people have given up or aspiring to giveup 4 sinful activities viz. meat eating, gambling, illicit sex & intoxication.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people have taken a vow of taking only Krishna Prasad and never eat unoffered food.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are aspiring to become pure devotees of Lord Sri Krishna by rendering offenseless Devotional service.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are desiring to go only to Goloka Vrindavan to serve the Lord eternally & not even think of Vaikunta in wildest of dreams.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are endeavoring to connect others to Lord Sri Krishna through this most powerful path of Bhakti sacrificing their personal & family time, energy, hard-earned, money and life.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people having different natures in the age of Kali are staying in ISKCON and trying to push forward this mission amidst so many misunderstandings & fights.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people in the age of glitter, glamour and sense gratification are giving up all that & becoming fulltime devotees of Lord Sri Krishna.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people from all around the world are aspiring to settle in Vrindavan, Mayapur, Jagganath Puri permanently & continue their devotional services.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people who were destined to go hell, are now destined to go to Goloka Vrindavan.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come even after your physical departure, ISKCON is still growing exponentially.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come a fallen soul like me, is still able to continue practicing Bhakti and aspire to attain Krishna’s eternal service this very life. I don’t have any other answer expect for these few words ‘Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.’.

Thank you for accepting me as your own servant and allowing me to render service as a fulltime ISKCON devotee. Please continue to shower your blessings onto this most fallen soul and please empower me to act as your instrument in this mission.

Aspiring to serve you till my last breath & latter,
Kartikeya Das

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Offering by Abhishek Kumar

Dear Srila Prabhupada
All glories unto your Lotus feet

It has been some time since I joined the moment you started. I cannot express how much your wisdom of bhakti has helped me in my personal life. Your own story of all the great struggles and unflinching faith in your own guru, Maharaj, is so deep. Not to say your compassion for all the jivas. You were the one man at such a ripe age who knew how to execute the mission of your guru Maharaj. How much faith is required to do so? At the age when people retire and enjoy life with kids, grandkids, and their loved ones to take care of them, you were living alone, struggling alone. Bearing all the hardships, saving every penny so that you can print books, and you used to distribute them to people personally. All of this just so that people can understand the message of Krishna. This shows your love for Krishna and how much you actually care about all of us who are kept like prisoners in this material world and you came just to free us. For us, you represent the entire guru parampara. You are one who is connecting us to Krishna and the entire guru parampara.

You have always maintained such great loyalty to the parampara and not deviating even one inch from what Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu taught, what the Six Goswamis wrote, the entire philosophy and the practice. You kept the purity of the parampara and presented things as they are.

Your vision, your love, your devotion are just out of the world.

I am trying to follow as you have prescribed. There are so many pitfalls every day, but still, I have faith in your mercy. I am still caught in a lot of complexities of material life and at the same time trying to follow your instructions. Kindly bless me so that I can follow you as you had told us, what you have preached to us.

Hare Krishna
Your servant
Abhishek Kumar

Offering by Amal Atma Hari das & Chinmayi Chitra Sakhi Devi Dasi

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya
jñānāñjana-śalākayā
cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena
tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ

Dearest Srila Prabhupada.

Salutations to you on your 127th appearance day!!! I offer my koti koti dandavat at your divine lotus feet, it is a time of great rejoicing. You are so merciful that you give me an opportunity to glorify you, year after year. You took life risks by going to the West in your old age with no clear plan or resources to fulfil your spiritual master’s mission. Yet Krishna protected you from the dangers and empowered you to spread His mission. Your life is a demonstration that Krishna never lets down His devotees when they take risks for spreading His mission.

You taught us to dynamically strike the right daily balance between personal sadhana and anxieties for institutional expansion of the preaching mission, to expand Krishna Consciousness Movement, you have said, “Purity is the force.” You have cautioned us that without studying your books and chanting and hearing Harinama offencelessly, your golden command “Chant Hare Krishna and hear exactly that very same sound.” the holy names are Chintamani or touchstone that fulfils all our desires to serve Guru and Krishna. Remembering always it is our false ego alone that is the hindrance to serve you as you would expect us to. I beg you to continue to hold me and bless me, so that I remain in Krishna consciousness always.

Various services in this movement launched by you are opportunities for us conditioned souls to come out of the darkness of our false ego and nurture our true self and be bathed in the sunlight of Krishna consciousness. Your movement is so wonderful that it has the capacity to provide shelter to the whole world and usher in a golden age. As has been said, “Vede Gaye Jaharo Charito,” Please give me the spiritual strength to execute my Krishna conscious duties and thus cultivate my true self interest. Though I am unqualified materially and spiritually to do any of your divine works, yet based on your spiritual anxiety, my Guru Maharaja’s orders to make the world Krishna conscious, particularly, Bangalore, the Lord in our heart will provide strength and resources to mystically execute your mission.

I beg your mercy so that I chant the Holy Names and serve Nama Prabhu attentively and purely.

Your Fallen Servants,
Amal Atma Hari das,
Chinmayi Chitra Sakhi Devi Dasi, Bangalore, India

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Offering by Sonia Anand

My humble obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Last year I promised that I will complete hearing your lectures on Bhagavad gita. I am sorry, two chapters are still pending. I promise to finish hearing them on priority.

The more I hear your lectures the more my surrender towards Krishna and your divine movement deepens.

Currently I am reading the book, “I will build you a temple.” (by-Giriraj Swami). I feel deeply indebted to your Disciples who have selflessly and with full surrender contributed towards your mission.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for guiding all of us through your books.

Your servant
Sonia Anand

Offering by Deepali and Deepak Porwal

Hare Krishna Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our most humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. 🙇🙇
All glories to you Srila Prabhupada

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Dear Srila Prabhupada you are the saviour of the whole world and so for us. You have given us so much Prabhupada that we can’t even pay a fraction of that back to you. We are very thankful to you Prabhupada. 🙏
We are engaged in serving Iskcon whitefield temple and its community members.
Srila Prabhupada this year for Janmashtami 2023 I have given seva of preaching stall and Gita Course registration. I am just a neophyte and still learning and understanding Krishna conscious philosophy and trying my best to implement in my life, but if you bless and impower me Srila Prabhupada I can do wonders. On my own I am nothing but with you and your teachings Prabhupada we can convince others.

Srila Prabhupada my wife Deepali is carrying and the expected date is in Oct. We pray to your lotus feet that we would bless with a devotee child who can be a humble instrument in spreading your glories in this glorious Lord Caitanya mahaprabhu’s mission.

Once again Srila Prabhupada our repeated gratitude unto your lotus feet for giving us opportunity to understand the importance of human life, our relationship with Lord Krishna, and giving us the most precious thing which is chanting the Holy name –
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”
🙏🙏

Your insignificant servants,
Deepali and Deepak Porwal

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Offering by Sudarshan Reddy D N

Saviour of whole world jagadguru srila prabhupada

Your voice is not melodious but attracted millions of souls ..
Your presence looks normal but your association created great devotion across the globe..
Your personality looks like average but great personalities fell in your lotus feet to beg the mercy to attain the divine couple …

You are truly a divine spirit and mercifully comes for purify the millions of millions of fallen souls like me …

I beg your mercy to get at-least mustard seed of love on the divine couples lotus feet …..

Ys
Sudarshan Reddy D N

Offering by Raja

Hare Krsna Dear Srila Prabhupada ! Dandwat Pranams at Your lotus feet.

namah om visnu padaaya Krsna presthaaye bhuutale |
srimate bhakti vedaanta swaamin iti naamine |
Namaste saarasvate deve gaura vaani pracaarine |
Nirvisesa suunya vaadi paascaatya dese taarine |

It is divine day today when Krsna Consciousness came in person to give Krsna consciousness in another persons.
Please accept this small offering at Your Lotus feet, a four stanza framed from my mere understanding which is equal to water in calf’s hoof print, although it is impossible for me to describe a vast ocean like You, Srila Prabhupada.

The stanzas goes like –

Your presence in my insignificant life
With every step feeling to be full with strife
Your action words and guidance, so transparent & divine
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

O, can’t express this Materialistic dive
Making me, Sri Sri Gandharvika Giridhari’s averse
But Goloka beings as You and your servant’s have their divine chime
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

The parampara of eternal Goloka servants in line
with You who made descend for a goal to save.
A goal, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu made for every fool & wise.
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

I pray, I pray, I pray You in intense and immense
For mercy, that gives me, an insignificant, a significance
I hope, eternally, to always see you on my every head’s raise
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

Thank You Srila Prabhupada for all.
Please forgive me for any offence I might have committed at You and Your eternal servant’s Lotus feet by my body, mind or words.

Your Servant
Raja

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Offering by Mohan Lal Singhal

Hare Krishna.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for mentoring and guiding us through your books to help us go back to our destination where we originally belong. Heartfelt gratitude to you for making us aware of the process of Krishna Conciousness.

I am a poor soul bereft of any understanding and you have provided guidance to a wretched soul like me.

Your contribution to this material world is immense and I am fortunate to have come in association with you and your disciples. Please continue to have mercy on me.

Offering by Sulakshana Madhavi Devi Dasi

Namah om Vishnu padaya krishna preshtaya bhutale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swain iti namine |
Namaste Sarasaswate deve Gauravani pracharine
Nirvishesha shunyavadi paschatya desha tarine ||

Om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana saklakaya
Chaksur unmilittam yena tasmai SriGurave namaha ||

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble and respectful obeisances at Your divine lotus feet on the occasion of Your 126th Vyasa puja celebrations. Srila Prabhupada You are the purest and dearest messenger of Supreme Lord Krishna. You appeared as the commander-in-chief of Lord Caitanya to save the fallen souls in this age of Kali. You established the teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu by emphatically preaching the glories of Holyname throughout the world. From the bowery street to Navadwip, You resounded the Hare Krishna Mahamantra making it a household chant and thus You opened the doors of fortune for the suffering souls. You established temples of Radha-Krishna all over the world teaching the bonafide pancharatrika method of worshipping the Lord. You taught self-absorbed, self-centered common man to rise from the platform of the rituals to the topmost, most-fulfilling, God-centered platform of Bhakti. You did so by teaching how to simply offer the heart to the Lord. You wrote more than 80 books translated to more than 70 languages, based on bonafide scriptures making the esoteric philosophy very very simple, for everyone to understand. Your Bhaktivedanta purports are like juice extracted from the sugarcane – all the ‘ras’ of the Vedic literature extracted and simplified in Your purports. You are changing millions of lives through Your books and I was fortunate to be picked up by You.

It is said that when Lord Caitanya was present, He gave His benediction to people in 3 ways:

sākṣāt-darśana, āra yogya-bhakta-jīve
‘āveśa’ karaye kāhāṅ, kāhāṅ ‘āvirbhāve’

“The Lord delivered the fallen souls in some places by meeting them directly, in other places by empowering a pure devotee, and in still other places by appearing before someone Himself.”

tā-sabā tārite prabhu sei saba deśe
yogya-bhakta jīva-dehe karena ‘āveśe’
sei jīve nija-bhakti karena prakāśe
tāhāra darśane ‘vaiṣṇava’ haya sarva-deśe

“To deliver people in regions throughout the universe who could not meet Him, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu personally entered the bodies of pure devotees. Thus He empowered living beings [His pure devotees] by manifesting in them so much of His own devotion that people in all other countries became devotees by seeing them.”

GuruMaharaj says, this is completely applicable to Your Divine Grace. You are the avesa-avatar. Therefore You continue to influence the whole world through the strength of Your bhakti. You are the Yugacharya who appeared to show the path and guide all deviated people to the real path of spirituality. Thank You Srila Prabhupad for saving, thank you for being the guiding light, thank you for the loving embrace to the wailing souls. Thank You for the most precious gifts of the Holyname and Your beloved disciples and followers who are the fortress of spiritual strength and protection. I am praying to You, to please forgive my foolishness, ignorance and offences in negligence. Please engage me in your service in a way that will make You and GuruMaharaj happy. Please bless me to chant attentively, to read and distribute Your books regularly. Please bless Aadyant and Vivek prabhu on their journey of Krishna Consciousness to surrender unto Your lotus feet.

Your grand-daughter seeking Your service and divine protection,
SMDD

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Offering by Murari Radhamohana Dasa

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Hare Krishna, please accept my humble obediences dear Srila Prabhupada,
Yadi prabhupada na hoito tobike hoite]
If you do not come, if you do not teach the right meaning of sastra nobody will able to understand. by reading your books i understand the goal of my life. The general mass of people mad after a sense of gratification
If somebody reads your books
Only they can able to get released from Maya.
Thank you very much, Srila Prabhupada.
To save us from the clutch of Maya
Your grandson.

Murari radhamohana dasa.
Hare Krishna.

Offering by G S Sainikhil

Srila prabhupad u have built a house where whole world can live😃
This year it was a great experience for me in trying to read ur books consistently and by distributing ur books my faith towards u and process has increased
When I read first volume of lilamrita I was crying tears in my heart how much sacrifice u have undergone in order to just save us…
By hearing you daily early in the morning we get strong dosage of krishna consciousness…these words which we hear from u gives us lot of faith and conviction in krishna consciousness
I have wonderful experiences of book distribution this year I could see how people are just waiting to take your books and we have to do our part nicely by distributing them on regular basis.
In marathalli bridge Shiva temple so many boys pg that we have visited people are really interested and eager to know about ur books this made us really happy

I was feeling very fortunate to be a humble insignificant instrument in order to place ur books in the hands of many souls
Preaching is the essence as u mentioned this time I can happily tell u that I have went out as an humble insignificant instrument to do this service as an offering to you in amogh Lila prabhu pass distribution and festival of enlightenment pass distribution and janmashtami registrations.
Please empower me to follow the principles of krishna consciousness so sincerely and empower me to distribute the message of lord chaitanya and lord nityanandas kripa as much as in bangalore by distributing ur books🙏🙏🙏
Thank you so much srila prabhupad without your shelter i would have been in some gutters rotting in the material existence.
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Offering by Gokulananda Gopesa Das

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I offer my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to you.

Due to your unmerited kindness, I converted from being a hard-core atheist from the South to at least praying to Krishna or respect devotion and devotees. I was compelled to stick to my native language from childhood, so I was only given the option of learning or reading in English other than tamil. As a result, I don’t have a natural interest in learning Sanskrit, Hindi, or Bengali, and my IQ has become so low that I am unable to memorize any slokas or don’t have interest in that . But you had shown your mercy right from my initial days that am not good for anything other than distributing your books and you spoke via many of my senior devotees to continue that.

I don’t like to read books from childhood, even in school, I only read for exams, where I receive mediocre or top grades. Many devotees or outside readers have complained that you keep repeating the same thing even though I felt the same for the first 5 years in my KC life. Day by day, my perspectives on this began to shift, and now I believe that the lecture and purports being repeated are actually Krishna or you communicating through the purports on every line, where we may relate to every moment of our lives to develop love for krishna. Particularly, after becoming married, the realization underwent significant modification. Every assertion you make serves as a remedy for my current difficulty.

You have created a Vaishnava community in a very practical way that devotees from different backgrounds miraculously stay in unity together. By your mercy, we are incredibly blessed to have your disciples and grand disciples who constantly direct us to have a taste for Krishna. You have carved out a very powerful sadhana program that aides this. You created a system in which a devotee can imperceptibly progress by just being present in it. It appears that the Lord is partial to devotees as His mercy is not taken by non-devotees although available. But it can be seen in Your transcendental pastimes that, by your mercy, even rock hearted atheists become eligible to receive Lord’s mercy, and that the highest mercy of devotional service is freely accessible even to the most fallen like me.

Throughout the year, while rendering service to yourself and Krishna, there are various occasions or opportunities to glorify you. However, Vyasapuja day is a very special day where we get the opportunity to pen down your glories. Your contribution to the living entities is unlimited and unfathomable. Among all, your books are something, devotees always yearn to distribute and people, in general, get the opportunity to read and change their consciousness. My only request on this auspicious occasion is, please engage me in reading and distributing your books and have taste for it, so that atheists like me can also get your mercy. As a master rewards a dog, I am sure, one day, you will reward me suitably with love for krishna.

Your insignificant servant,
Gokulananda Gopesa Das

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Offering by Manu lali gopi dasi & Audarya Nimai das

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our respectful obeisance
All glories to you.

As the years pass by, my appreciation for your divine grace is steadily increasing.

Your instruction on chanting without offences is a simple yet difficult instruction to follow. When we seek your help chanting the lines “Krishna se tomora, Krishna dite paro, tomara sakti ache”, Krishna is yours and it is completely within your powers to bestow Krishna upon us, that helps us to focus on chanting and experience your shelter and protection.

We are insignificant disciples under your Divine Grace, who repetitively perform misdeeds, still constantly wait for your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon us Please bless us so that we may never give up our faith, or our love for you, nor the hope that someday we may become a worthy disciple. We pray to you to keep guiding and motivating us to follow your path and engross completely in Krishna consciousness.

Your eternally grateful servants ,
Manu lali gopi dasi
Audarya Nimai das

Offering by Nishant Rajan

nama Om Visnu-padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine
namas te Sarasvate Deve Gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Srila Prabhupad,

More and more time I have spent with Iskcon family, more I realize, what you have left for us is the most beautiful thing in this world. We are saved Srila Prabhupad under the wonderful umbrella of Iskcon devotees. You are the reason for it. In today’s world where Kali is becoming prominent day by day, because of you each of us and our kids have opportunity to build character and be great ambassadors of Krishna consciousness. Srila Prabhupad, When I feel down, your books always come to my rescue. You are my inspiration to realize that we should think of each soul on this world, use all our talent given by Krishna to attract souls to Iskcon family and cultivate krisna consciousness in them by mercy of you. In any relationship, humility is the key. You have showed us path on how to try to become humble while building relationship with devotees, how to take care of devotees, how to represent our self in front of this society. Srila Prabhupad, because of you , I have seen how the souls are transforming in this material work and getting attracted to Lord Gauranga. You have built wonderful acarya sangha where we can look to take shelter of our Guru and save ourself from material pangs Srila Prabhupad, whenever I as insignificant soul think of you, I feel inspired, motivated and always ponder on how can I make you happy. Yesterday on eve of Janamastmi, I saw your impact to the society and to the world. Even after so many years of your departure from this material world, the Krishna consciousness movement still is growing and how strongly it is growing. So many new souls are coming to know about Krishna consciousness because you Srila Prabhupada. You have given real meaning on what is the value of birth in human form and that too in bharat bhumi.

Various devotees from different sect caste creed coming together and joining forces to spread krishna consciousness without any conflicts can only happen in this material world because of you Srila Prabhupad. You are our grandfather, you are the jagad guru, you the messiah. Every member in the family is benefitted because of you be it kids, husband, wife, youth, grandparents… everybody. I was wandering in the forest filed with thorny bushes and venomous serpents. But like a caring father you held my hand and revealed to be the most important secret which was the cause of all my sufferings.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please give me strength so that like Avantī brāhmaṇa in all situations and circumstances I should tolerate the urges of my mind. Nothing in this world should agitate me. Nothing in this world should allure me. For me pleasure and pain remain the same. Happiness and distress should not distract me from my eternal goal which is to contribute in spreading Krishna consciousness in my limited ability to this world with the association of wonderful devotees.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I am eternally grateful to you for all you have given to me. I am not qualified enough to express it in proper words. Or I think there are not enough words which can ever glorify you. Today the whole world especially the devotees are celebrating your Vyasa Puja. On this most auspicious day, I just want to say “Thank You” for everything. And I beg you to continue guiding me forever.

Small poem dedicated to you Srila Prabhupad:

Srila prabhupad aap humaari jindagi mein aaye
Humare jivan path ka matlab bataaye
saari prakritik badhaaon ko humare jivan se hataaye
bhakt banane ka matlab samjhaye
Bas aap ke dikhaye pad chinhon par chal na hai
Aap ke aashirwaad se sab ko is duniya mein bhakt banana hai
Bas yehi umeer hai ki aap ki charan dhuli humaare mastak par lagi rahe
Puri duniya Krishna bhavna se saji rahe

Your eternal insignificant servant
Nishant

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Offering by Praveen A R

Oh Acharya … Oh Srila Prabupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you, the savior of the world and of me, I feel unfortunate that I couldn’t able to see or get the opportunity to touch your lotus feet to purify my sinful life, but you are very merciful that you gave nectar of devotion and lord Chaitanya maha prabu’s teaching and gave Harinam to feel your blessing and mercy up on all fallen souls including me, you mentioned that you live always with your books, I am just starting do Credle steps to understand the Lord’s message with your books and messages and trying to feel your presence, Please .. Please bless me and make me dance asper your instructions…..

Offering by Mahateja Narahari Das

Hare Krishna srila Prabhupada
Please accept my accept my respectful obesciences to Srila Prabhupada

I am not image life with out srila Prabhupada. I come to basics of spirituality because of Prabhupada teachings. Worshipping cow,going to temples ,respecting deity come to know because of Prabhupada mercy.attending mangaarthi, come to know about brahma Murtha.Thank you for giving Bhagavatam, Bhagavad gita,Chaitanya charitamata. Please merciful unto me I should follow vows to my Guru Maharaj.
Come to know about goal of life because of you.please merciful to me i get test in chanting.
Please merciful to me.please forgive me if I commit offense against your lotus feet.

Offering by Mrudula Ravindran

Respected Srila Prabhupada

My humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. Pranam 🙏🏻
I don’t have sufficient experience either in Krishna consciousness or in your books. A drop of knowledge from few devotees could make me fall for you, but lack vocabulary even to describe that little information.
Your simplicity while sitting on the floor and calling it Krishna’s lap, your self confidence when westerners criticized your attire and replying to them, I came to give something not to take anything, your care for women when you offered your milk to a pregnant woman and ensured her getting it until her delivery, your respect for women when you initiated women, your determination and devotion towards spiritual master when you carried out your guru’s order amongst all adversities, your love for Krishna when you checked while He didn’t blink His eyes and checking sweetness of His food, your humility when you said, Krishna dictates and I write, your faith in God while not having any fund and starting to build temples in foreign countries,
Your truthfulness when you denied to be God and claimed to be a servant of a servant of Him, your value for culture and morals when you insisted on Vyasapuja.

Above all, you put all your time, energy and intelligence into describing Krishna through books and preaching, remembered Him throughout your life,.. Who else can be a Mahatma, if you are not.
You, your books and your disciples are always an inspiration. Your audios àre always a blessing.

You are eternal even in this material world through your books and audios. I am greatly indebted to you.
Hare Krishna 🙏🏻
YS
Mrudula Ravindran

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Offering by Subhash Chandra Saha

My Dear eternal Father Srila Prabhupada Swami.

All glories to your divine grace.
Please accept my humble obeisance onto your lotus feet. I don’t even know how to pray to you. You have given me enormous mercy and a path forward to the spiritual world.
On the occasion of your 127th birth anniversary vyasa puja I offer my obeisance again. When I sit for Hare Krishna mahamantra chanting I feel your presence in my heart. I pray to your lotus feet that please don’t allow my mind to trick in the path of devotional service and remains always concentrated in the devotional service.

Namo om vishnu padaya Krishna presthaya bhutale, srimate Bhakti vedanta svamin iti namine, Namaste svarasthate deve gaura vani pracharini, nirvishesha shunyavadi parchatya desa tarine.

Yours servant
Subhash Chandra Saha

Offering by Lokesh

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisance
You have shown me the right direction and purpose of this human form of life. You have been making the path of my devtional journey clearer, involved and blissful.
Your mercy on this insignificant servant in the form of maha mantra, devotees association, sevas, prasadam, books, vani and many more are unlimited.
I pray to you on this auspicious day of your appearance (Vyasa puja) to please continue showering your causeless blessing upon me and always engage me fully in your Krishna Conscious mission.

Your Servant
Lokesh

Offering by Ramakumar

Dear Prabhupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances. This is my 4 th year of association with ISKCON. I am fortunate to attend Gita Course, Bhakti Vriksha classes and following the four rules of regulatory principles. I have started reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is and some of your books. I started going through Srimad Bhagavatam, listening to your Vani and doing daily Deity worship at home. My sincere heartfelt thanks for all these things that you made available for mankind. From your teachings, I came to understand who I am, who the Supreme Godhead is, the relation between God and the living entity and way to reach my eternal position. Your simple and straight forward writings and teachings helped me in getting clarifications of many of my doubts and I always get directions in situations of dilemma. From your own life, you taught us how to be sincere and serious to follow Guru’s instructions, how to be humble and loving to mankind and how to surrender to supreme God. All glories to you Prabhupad. I got blessed with a small seva of donation collection in the recent Krishnastami celebrations. I want to be an instrument in spreading your Krishna Consciousness movement. Please shower your mercy on this fallen soul in realizing the absolute truth and continuing my spiritual journey along with ISKCON and its devotees.

Your Servent of Servent,
Ramakumar

Offering by Madhura Gandhi

Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to you.

It has been 8 months since I joined ISKCON Panathur Center, Bangalore. From the day 1 I have been attracted to Kirtans during Mangala arti and feel blissful.
With each passing day, as I read your books, listen to lectures from senior devotees and attend different festivals, I realize how fortunate we are to have you and to be part of ISKCON without which we would not have the understood the essence of our lives.
We are given this human form of life not just to work hard like the swine or dog, but to attain the highest perfection of life to go back to Godhead.
I am still in darkness of ignorance, captured by anarthas, forgetfulness, and laziness yet you have been merciful to instill my faith in Krishna, the Supreme personality of Godhead. I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet and thank you for showering mercy.

samsara-davanala-lidha-lokatranaya
karunya-ghanaghanatvam
praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam

Your Servant,
Madhura Gandhi

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Offering by Raghavendra Bazari

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupad,

By your causeless mercy I was able to understand true purpose of life. Your words penetrate my heart like no one’s else. You have transformed millions of lives including mine.

Your loving attitude toward whole human society attracts me every single day. You truly are one of Krishna’s favourite.

On this occasion of your Vyas Puja, I pray that by serving at your lotus feet, one day I become your favourite and thereby please Radha-Krishna. Please bless me Prabhupad!

Raghavendra Bazari

Offering by Priyanka

You are the only reason many have found hope and life . Going on and on in the insanity of materialism – running after false prestige , wealth and fame ; You are the light of hope for many. I am So blessed when a devotee showed me the light of your words and teachings which opened my eyes to the truth . Only by your mercy coming down to me Through your disclipinic succession i have any hope for any part of success for this birth .

Your mercy is so limitless -that it does not see color or creed. Only by your glance and words your have converted so many people to devotees and brought them back to life . I sincerely thank Krishna to have blessed us with you- Srila Praphupada . Please forgive me for all offenses – in the past present and future

Thanks
Regards
Priyanka
Hare Krishna

Offering by Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to you! On this auspicious occasion of your 127th Vyasa Puja, I shall attempt to glorify your Divine Grace, although I have absolutely no qualification.
Each year, as I sit down to write a humble offering, I always get amazed as I delve deep into the ocean of your transcendental qualities. I have been able to read Srimad Bhagavatam and Srila Prabhupada Uvaca steadily by your mercy and your transcendental qualities and position are progressively evinced.

You are a walking Bhagavata and whatever I read in the book, Srimad Bhagavatam are all manifest by your pastimes. I remember reading how transcendental personalities do not place their feet on the earth and when I heard how your footsteps were not traceable while walking on the beach, I could clearly connect the dots and realise your position.

ei candra sūrya dui parama sadaya
jagatera bhāgye gauḍe karilā udaya

These two, the sun and moon (Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda), are very kind to the people of the world. Thus for the good fortune of all, They have appeared on the horizon of Bengal (CC Adi 1.102). They appeared on the horizon of Gauḍadeśa to spread the science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and as predicted that just as the sun and moon gradually move west, you brought the movement They began five hundred years ago to the Western civilizations. You truly are the jagad-guru; you are that senapati-bhakta of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Yet, out of humility, you attribute your contributions to your disciples.

You have made the good fortune by which I am given the opportunity to chant the Holy Names, to have Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Himself dance on my sinful serpent-like tongue. It is all by your causeless mercy that I am able to associate with the teachings of the most exalted acaryas, who are all eternal associates of the Lord (nitya siddhas). I meditate on how eternal associates of the Lord (nitya siddhas) like you descended to this martya loka, dukhalayam, facing so much criticism and suffering just to deliver the foolish suffering fallen souls, who are oblivious of their constitutional position, which is eternal. Yet, I am such a rascal that I often get bewildered and do not fix my consciousness.

kṛpālu, akṛta-droha, satya-sāra sama
nidoṣa, vadānya, mṛdu, śuci, akiñcana
sarvopakāraka, śānta, kṛṣṇaika-śaraṇa
akāma, anīha, sthira, vijita-ṣaḍ-guṇa
mita-bhuk, apramatta, mānada, amānī
gambhīra, karuṇa, maitra, kavi, dakṣa, maunī

“Devotees are always merciful, humble, truthful, equal to all, faultless, magnanimous, mild and clean. They are without material possessions, and they perform welfare work for everyone. They are peaceful, surrendered to Kṛṣṇa and desireless. They are indifferent to material acquisitions and are fixed in devotional service. They completely control the six bad qualities — lust, anger, greed and so forth. They eat only as much as required, and they are not inebriated. They are respectful, grave, compassionate and without false prestige. They are friendly, poetic, expert and silent.” Srila Prabhupada, you embody each and every quality mentioned in CC Madhya 22.78-80.

You are the uttama-adhikari devotee we have read of. You personify the qualities of a spiritual master that the Vedas sing of (vede gāy jāhāra carito). You embody humility; you considered yourself a servant of your disciples; you considered yourself to be fortunate to have the association of your disciples. Although there were instances when your disciples could not meet the standards, you did not say that they were fallen or they were not sincere enough or anything on similar lines but you were compassionate towards them.
Dear Srila Prabhupada, on your 127th appearance day, I pray to you, desiring to imbibe your mood in carrying out devotional service- not to maintain a rustic image of a lone Indian sage from an ancient village sparking a spiritual revolution; an image that might appeal to many on a superficial platform, but to fulfil the desires of your spiritual master and deliver the conditioned souls in the western world, whom Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura said needed saving more than anyone. I would like to include this excerpt from Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvaca by His Grace Śrutakīrti Prabhuji, which deeply inspired me: “No matter what was going on, Śrīla Prabhupāda always related it to his service to Kṛṣṇa. It was never about bodily inconvenience. He only complained about something if it interfered with his service. Of course, all I ever saw was Śrīla Prabhupāda serving his Guru Mahārāja and Śrīla Prabhupāda in the state of bliss. The two went on simultaneously.”
Srila Prabhupada, you can see the past, present and future. You understand the mood of your disciples and reciprocate with them accordingly. I recall and meditate on the incident when one of your disciples remarked that he was the most fallen, and you replied, “You are not the most anything, you are simply insignificant.” Please make this insignificant and fallen rascal humble and may it be forever etched in my mind that I am nothing more than one-ten thousandth of the tip of a hair.

ohe!
vaishnaba thakura, doyara sagara,
e dase koruna kori’
diya pada-chaya, sodho he amaya,
tomara carana dhori
“O venerable Vaishnava, O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant. Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to your lotus feet.”

krishna se tomara, krishna dite paro,
tomara sakati ache
ami to’ kangala, ‘krishna’ ‘krishna’ boli’,
dhai tava pache pache

Krishna is yours; you have the power to give Him to me. I am simply running behind you shouting, “Krishna! Krishna!”

It is said that if one gets even one syllable from a guru, a person becomes eternally indebted to him for that spiritual gift. We are truly eternally indebted to you as we received thousands of purports, which comprise millions of syllables.

śakti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna,
koro’ more ātma-sātha

With a grateful heart, I beg at your lotus feet for your blessings so that I can serve you and your mission. The world has been blessed by your mercy. Please forgive me for my offences at your lotus feet and bless me with intelligence so that I do not commit offences further. Please give me the intelligence so that I can follow your teachings. I have no intelligence of my own. All that I have is your mercy.

Your useless and insignificant servant,
Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

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Thank you,
Your servant,

Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

Offering by Sunil kumar Pal

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

All glories to you.Please accept my humble obeisances.

My life was like a stranded boat without any captain in the middle of the ocean of this world. Always being tossed and troubled by tides of Maya Devi. Thank you for being the captain of my life boat. Without your guidance through your books and instructions in the guru parampara my life was directionless as if stuck in the Bermuda triangle.

Thank you for showing me the direction and the aim of my life through ISKCON. I am still a fallen soul but with hope of being saved by the association of pure devotees in the guru parampara. I can’t express my gratitude in words.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada.

Your fallen servant,
Sunilkumar Pal

Offering by Rachna Sharma

My Dear Srila Prabhupada
You have come in the life of fallen jivas like us as rays of sunshine that dispels the darkness of Ignorance.

You took so much pain to preach the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu under the instructions of your Guru Maharaj Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada.

As Srila Locana Das Thakur mentions in Chaitanya Mangal about the prediction that Chaitanya mahaprabhu gave about his senapati Bhakta who would preach to people of west and that prediction was fulfilled by you.

In my personal life when I first got to know how much sacrifice and pains you had taken during your journey in Jaladuta , I was just surprised that how an old person for the benefit of others took so much pains without any selfish motives.

If I had not come in contact of ISKCON which as you say is a home in which the whole world can take shelter, I don’t know what nonsense I would be doing. You came as a life saviour for us not only for our present life but our eternal life.
You out of compassion engaged us in Krishna’s service so that we could engage our senses in his service rather finding ways to satisfy elsewhere.

I like the squirrel in Ramayan and i am trying to do my part in your mission, your mission will keep on moving like the Jagannath rath but it’s on us if we want to take the glory by putting our hand on it.

During my shiksha paper when in a question we were asked to write about inspiration derived from Srila Prabhupada.
I had got a thought that for your pleasure Prabhupada I’ll try my best to have a centre in Kaggadasapura. From then on I was fully immersed in trying to assist in setting up a centre and by your mercy we could even have our first ever grand Janmashtami celebration at VK Sports and from then on our congregation has kept on expanding by different preaching endeavours like book distribution, organising Gita course, Nagar Sankirtan, House and Apartment programs etc.

Currently I’m serving as a Bhakti Vriksha leader at our centre and trying to assist new devotees to get stronger in their KC and parallelly trying to do strict sadhana for own as well.

I’m aspiring to serve to the best of my capabilities and strengthen my own sadhana and also help others also to connect to KC.

Prabhupada whenever I think of loosening my service due to bodily condition or external environment or ups and downs in life I try to remember what sacrifices you had gone through for us to get an opportunity to connect with Krishna but Maya is so strong that it doesn’t let mind to stay on path but by just following the path and instructions given by you I am able to tolerate and go on with my services.

On this special day of your Vyas puja for my own purification I’ve written this offering to you.
I pray to you that may I become an instrument in your hands and may I be able to serve in Lord Chaitanya’s mission without any offenses to devotees or committing any sin also please give me strength to tolerate all the imbalances in life and may I always seek yours and Krishna’s feet for shelter and not run anywhere else.

Thank you Prabhupada for all that you have done for us, we can’t pay you back but what we can do is follow your instructions strictly but for that as well I need your blessings.

Your servant
Rachna Sharma

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Offering by Charu Krishnacharan Das

“nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine”

Dear prabhupad ,
Please accept my repeated Obeisences.

Dear grandpa, you have given me your devotees through whom I got to know the purpose & goal of life. Your lectures and books are really enlightening. With your empowerment even in this sinfuIl body I am able to do a little devotional service.When I heared for the first time about you I got goose bumps that how can a man can perform such an unimaginable, inconceivable task almost at the end of life just to deliver the fallen souls.Because of your greatest risk today I am able to practice Bhakti in the association of the devotees under a proper guidance.

1. FOLLOWING GURU’S INSTRUCTIONS: Yesterday’s example.
2. TEACH BY EXAMPLE.. EQUIPOISED
3. GIVING CREDIT TO OTHERS, HUMILITY.
4. Durvasa muni glorifies Ambrish maharaj as “Ati Karuna Aatmanaa”(being extremely merciful) which implies that every devotee of the lord is extremely merciful. This statement was proved by you Prabhupad once again. Devotees being extremely merciful they are literally maintaining me materially ,spirituallly and also gave me the shelter to be always in devotee association and practice Bhakti well.But even after getting such wonderful opportunities to practice Bhakti I am so adamant and foolish to take the process sincerely and seriously and always being attached to sense enjoyment.

On this day , will recommit my myself to the vows given.

*Will try to chant attentively, will hear your lectures and read your books daily.

Dear Prabhupada , I am trying to cultivate the desire and goal of life is to just attain Krishna, serve Krishna every moment. But having this sinful body I am always allured by sense objects and forgetting the goal for tiny pleasure. Beg and pray for your mercy to render service. Prabhupad please always keep me in your shelter. even if I commit biggest of the biggest offence please don’t throw me out of ISKCON.

Your grand disciple
Charu Krishnacharan Das

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Offering by Varsha Pai

My most dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

All Glories to you.

Every single day of my life is just a day of gratitude remembering how I was wasting my life in the material world without any knowledge and how you have mercifully held my hand and brought me here at the shelter of your Lotus feet and under the protection of the Lordships. Day in day out, I beg to be qualified enough to serve the Lordships and devotees, to serve you, to please you, to always be in the association of devotees and to serve your mission dedicatedly. I sincerely desire that others like me who are unaware that they are wasting their life also get the most valuable gift of Krishna consciousness and I beg to be a humble instrument in trying to connect many more souls to you.

Please bless me to chant and hear the Holy Names of Krishna attentively and follow the four regulative principles strictly. Please help me study your books and hear your lectures more attentively and seriously. I desire to have some taste for chanting the Holy Names, reading and hearing the glories of the Lordships and devotees, Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, please bless me.

Everything I am today and able to do today is only and only by your kind mercy, I have no qualifications other than being your servant. Please always guide me Srila Prabhupada.

Your servant,
Bh Varsha Pai

Offering by Saccidananda Vigraha Dasa

Dear Srila Prabhupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet.
All glories to your divine grace.

śrī-caitanya-padāmbhoja-
madhupebhyo namo namaḥ
kathañcid āśrayād yeṣāṁ
śvāpi tad-gandha-bhāg bhavet
[CC 1.10.1]

Let me repeatedly offer my respectful obeisances unto the beelike devotees who always taste the honey of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. If even a doggish non devotee somehow takes shelter of such devotees, he enjoys the aroma of the lotus flower.

Even a dog like a non devotee can become a devotee by the association of your divine grace. Your dear disciple HG Hari Sauri prabhuji has humbly presented himself as a dog in https://prabhupadavani.org/bio/transcendental-diary/volume-1/dedication/. So many hippies were made into devotees by your association. Even today, so many dog-like people are becoming devotees by the association of your books. So, let me repeatedly offer my respectful obeisances unto you Srila Prabhupada.

I am also a dog-like person as exemplified by below sloka trying to become a devotee now.

śva-viḍ-varāhoṣṭra-kharaiḥ
saṁstutaḥ puruṣaḥ paśuḥ
na yat-karṇa-pathopeto
jātu nāma gadāgrajaḥ
[SB 2.3.19]

Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the deliverer from evils.

I was accustomed to praise those men who don’t have anything to do with transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Modern university education practically made me a dog & also made me realize that without a job, one cannot survive. But your purports when I learnt from devotees made me realize that Krishna is actually maintaining everyone.

nityo nityānāṁ cetanaś cetanānām
eko yo bahūnāṁ vidadhāti kāmān

The Lord is the chief individual living entity, the leader of the subordinate living entities. He supplies the necessities of life to all these plural numbers, bahūnām.

So, your purports had saved me from a doggish mentality. So, dog like a non devotee like myself trying to become a devotee by the association of your divine grace & your pure representatives.

Modern civilization is animalistic civilization. It is running on the bodily concept of life. People do not understand what his business is. He thinks that “My business is to eat, sleep, mate and die. That’s all.” They can never bring the right knowledge to human society. Your divine grace has given us an opportunity to participate in Sri Chaitanya Mahāprabhu’s movement. This Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s movement is to give chance to this animalistic civilization to associate with devotees and mahātmās so that they can also become devotee and mahātmā. We got to know our real business is not to simply eat, sleep, mate and die but to revive our love for Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar.

śyāmam eva paraṁ rūpaṁ
purī madhu-purī varā
vayaḥ kaiśorakaṁ dhyeyam
ādya eva paro rasaḥ
[CC Madhya 19.106]

“ ‘The form of Śyāmasundara is the supreme form, the city of Mathurā is the supreme abode, Lord Kṛṣṇa’s fresh youth should always be meditated upon, and the mellow of conjugal love is the supreme mellow.’ ”

Only by the causeless mercy of your divine grace, we got this precious & invaluable knowledge. We got to know the object of our meditation, our goal and the society of devotees as ISKCON who can help us to reach our goal. I am not in a position to appreciate the invaluable gifts that I have received so far. So, I am feeling fortunate to be part of this Krishna Conscious movement but I am also feeling unfortunate that I am not making sufficient progress to revive my love for Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar. This is because of my mind being filled with material things. As mentioned by you in CC Madhya 13. 138- If a person is to be free of material things, his mind cannot be vacant; there must be subject matters for thinking, feeling and willing. Unless one’s mind is filled with thoughts of Kṛṣṇa, feelings for Kṛṣṇa and a desire to serve Kṛṣṇa, the mind will be filled with material activities. I humbly beg for your causeless mercy to bless my mind to be filled with thoughts of Kṛṣṇa, feelings for Kṛṣṇa and a desire to serve Kṛṣṇa. It’s possible by your causeless mercy alone.

As mentioned by your divine grace in CC Madhya 17.14 – Māyā is so strong that unless one is determined not to fall victim, even the Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot give protection. The Supreme Lord and His representative always want to give protection, but a person must take advantage of their personal contact. I humbly beg for your causeless mercy upon me to take advantage of your personal contact through your books, your lectures, your letters, your ISKCON, your disciples & grand disciples etc.

On this most auspicious day of your Vyasa-puja celebration, I humbly beg for your causeless mercy to bless me to progress towards the goal of my life i.e, prema bhakti & also bless me the association of pure representatives of your divine grace who can guide me to progress towards prema bhakti, constantly remember their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar & never forget them, follow your instructions sincerely & seriously with utsāhā, niścayāt, dhairyāt to render service at your lotus feet for the pleasure of your divine grace.

Your unworthy servant of your servant,
Saccidananda Vigraha Dasa

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Offering by Nalini

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

I am very grateful for your kindness.
When this world 🌍 seem to doomed place, you are the reason for adding meaning to life’s of many. Otherwise we will remain angry animals Or do not know how to exchange kindness.

Srila Prabhupada you are so humble loving and kind to all of us and provided us shelter selflessly.

The world happily smiles seeing your picture or when hears Hare Krishna for all your kindness towards entire living entity including cats dogs plants and trees.

You have given temples all over the world for anybody to step in and easily absorb Krishna’s love in the tough or happy journey/ any situation of life.

Thank you for your books and all your selfless efforts. So that it’s easy for people to get transformed from an industrialist to farmer or from corporate officer to gaushala worker.

You reminded us what actually adds meaning and made many remain peaceful while living and surely assured or hopeful while dieing. You made sincere followers death so assured like Kadamba kanna Maharaj’s.

Thank you 🙏
Nalini

Offering by Umakant Babulal Agrawal

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupada

Please accept our respectable obeisances at your divine lotus feet!

All glories to you!

Associating with ISKCON and devotees has brought in a sense of purpose in my life. You made life simpler for fallen soul like me with exceptional books, written with so much compassion and practicality. Thank you very much for writing so many books which are like a single ray of hope for us Kaliyuga people who do not know anything, we all are eternally grateful to you.
Your eternally grateful servant,
Umakant Babulal Agrawal

Offering by Ashutosh

Nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectable obeisance at your divine lotus feet!
All glories to you! All glories to Gauranga!

It is all by your causeless mercy that I met a devotee called Sanjay Jain Prabhu at my workplace and got his association to start my journey into Krishna Consciousness.

I was bewildered in my life and moving aimlessly here and there in search of peace and happiness which was never to be found. I was in a state of complete hopelessness when by your mercy one of your staunch followers took pity on my condition and gave his valuable association and time. This was the time when I was desperately searching for the purpose of my life, and by your mercy, Sanjay Prabhu helped clear all my doubts not just philosophically but also practical application in my life. I had never known anyone in my life who done anything without any motive. This was the first time I experienced selfless service, and I stated reading your books, biography and listening to your lectures under the direction of Sanjay Prabhu. I still remember that a hard-hearted person like me crying when I read in your biography about your early days struggle in creating the ISKCON in NEWYORK. A great accomplished scholar who could meet the Prime minister of India, coming from an aristocratic family but struggling in NEWYORK, not even getting food sometimes but still going ahead with the mission so that a person like me can have feast regularly.

I was having all kinds of bad habits before coming to Krishna Consciousness but by association of devotees and your mercy, I have left all of them. I follow 4 regulative principles namely no meat eating, no intoxication, no gambling, and no illicit sex. I chant 16 rounds every day and try to take Krsna Prasadam as much as possible.

Srila Prabhupada, I try to read your books, Bhagavad Gita as it is, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita on regular basis, attend Sunday feast program and try to serve devotees whenever possible. I am not able to provide much service due to my personal situation, but I will try to increase my service as much as possible.

Thanks to you Srila Prabhupada for creating such a wonderful society, as you said in your lectures, an oasis in this desert like material world, passing on your mood to all your followers, giving us a wonderful daily program, Sunday feast, so many festivals, Kirtana, dance, lectures, and literatures and most important the wonderful devotees.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for making this God realization or self-realization process so clear, freely available and accessible to everyone.

Srila Prabhupada, I have so many things to say but finalIy I desire to study your books deeply, remain in association of devotees and cultivate the mood of service to spread this Krishna consciousness movement.

Your aspiring Servant
Ashutosh

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Offering by Sunanda Misra

You are a chosen soul,
Chosen by Lord Krishna to spread His message worldwide,Krishna consciousness movement spreads like wildfire,engulfing human society,bringing solace to the lamenting heart n disturbing mind,all glories to you Prabhupad 🙏
It’s beyond imagination,at the age of seventy,when someone becomes feeble n energy less,you with too many hurdles,became,so energetic,because you are the chosen one.🙏
The ocean of knowledge,
You have left behind,by tireless effort,
is a boon for the society to save the degrading souls n to cross the mundane material life.all glories to you Prabhupad ,
You are the chosen one.🙏
I m too small to glorify you Gurudev,please give me a place near your lotus feet, and help me crossing the ocean of life .Miles to go but time is short,I beg to show me the right path,save me from darkness of ignorance n lead me towards Krishna Consciousness.

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe🙏💐

Jai jai Prabhupada

Offering by Vikas kapoor

गुरु गोविंद दोनों खडे
किसके लागू पाय
बलिहारी गुरु आपने
जो गोविंद दियों मिलाय 🙏🙏🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️
“The guru is as good as God,”
My Humble Obeisance’s to you Srila Prabhupada 🙏🙏🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️
Srila Prabhupad, you have dedicated your life to Enlighten our life’s with Krishna Consciousness, you have shown us the path through which we can close our cycle of Repeated Birth and death. You have worked hard day and night at the age of 70, where other people just enjoy their retired life, you have given us the treasure of Krishna in form of Books. By reading them we can come closer to Krishna, establish our lost connection with Krishna, follow the path of KC. Srila Prabhupad, you have given us the four regulative principles by following them in our life we can become pious.
You have given me the golden treasure Sri Chaitna Mahaprabhu without you I was not aware of him, you have also given us the holy name , taught us how to chant , dance , Sing and be happy to enjoy the True life Aim. You have given us the best friends’ devotees Association and Temples one house where we all can live together.
O Prabhupad, your mercy is my only treasure now; Unto your soothing lotus feet I bow.

Your Servant
Vikas kapoor

Offering by Hritik Shah

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Dear Srila Prabhupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.

Although it is practically impossible to thank you enough for your contributions in Lord Caitanya’s mission, I beg you to accept my insignificant attempt of expressing gratitude towards you. Because of my very limited intelligence, this offering will be full of flaws but I request you to accept it just as a father takes pleasure in the broken language of his small child. If it were not for you, I wouldn’t be writing this offering neither would I have known the meaning of Vyas Puja even in the wildest of my dreams.

You have taught and shown by your personal example how one should be grateful towards his spiritual master by meditating and following the instructions as well as offering sweet words in his glorification. I am deeply inspired by your offering “The Universal Teacher” wherein you tell what exactly “Guru Tatva” means. It helped me to better ascertain your position as Jagat Guru who appeared just to deliver the fallen souls such as myself by presenting the transcendental knowledge as it is inline with the parampara.

Although because of their great fortune, the residents of India know something about Lord Krishna, your causeless mercy lies in preaching the cult of Lord Caitanya who is otherwise a hidden incarnation. You have presented how Gaur is Krishna himself but is freely distributing the Love of Godhead, the highest perfection of life without considering any qualifications or disqualifications.

The Bhaktivedanta purports given by you are complete in themselves and contain all the knowledge necessary to eradicate all the doubts in the mind as the sun completely removes all darkness by its glaring effulgence. As you say that you will continue to live forever in your books and that one can directly associate with you by reading them, I wish to commit myself to regularly read your books scrutinizingly as well as start contributing to your preaching mission by distributing them.

I feel ashamed to confess that I’m still unable to follow your instructions strictly but I wish to again commit myself towards following them with a new enthusiasm. This I won’t be able to do by my endeavors alone, therefore I beg you to give me the required strength so that I will be able to please you and be a humble recipient of your mercy.

Lastly I would like to express my gratitude to all my seniors / siksha gurus, especially to H.G. Harikshetra Prabhuji who has stressed on the importance of writing the Vyas Puja offering as an important element in advancing in devotional service by expressing gratitude towards the spiritual master and receiving his mercy.

Your aspiring servant
Hritik Shah

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Offering by M Krishna Madhuri

Hare Krishna
Please accept my humble obeisance Srila Prabhupadh!
All glories on to you _/\_

Prabhupadh by your divine grace I could enter sri vrindavan dham Prabhupada. It is my long cherished dream that one day I should step in Vrindavan. And it came true. Thank you Prabhupada for dham.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace I could enter sri kshetra, sankha kshetra Puri dham. Prabhupadh I don’t know how Jaganath looks before entering Iskcon. I still remember Vishnu showed me jaganath and told he is jagannath. I could not understand the bhava of jagannath back then and even now. Thank you Prabhupada for dham.

Prabhupada by your divine grace I could go tirumala on the day of balaram jayanti climbing anantha sesha in the path way where balaji walked(SriVari mettulu). Thank you Prabhupada for dham.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace I could go Simhachalam – Narasimha dev, whom prahlad maharaj worshipped with his own hands. Thank you Prabhupadh for dham.

Prabhupadh entering a dham without your mercy is next to impossible. I do not hold any qualification. It is wholly and solely by your mercy Prabhupadh that I could at least physically come close to Krishna. Aspiring one day I would come mentally also close to Radha Krishna’s and gaura nitai’s lotus feet.

Prabhupadh my chanting improved a bit in the last 1 year. I started reading bhagavatam this year in Jan but seriously from feb or march. Completed reading 1st canto and 2nd canto is half way. I heard your bhagavad gita sessions(1-6, 13-18) once. now hearing bhagavatam 1st canto. Hearing is not regular. I will try to prioritise Prabhupadh. You always insist on reading, hearing and chanting. Hope this gives you pleasure. Even Though I am not up to the mark. I will try to improve every single day Prabhupadh. Thank you Prabhupadh for books, lectures and hari nam.

Prabhupadh your bace system(Bhaktivedanta Academy for Culture and Education) helped me in many ways like cooking, diety worship, tulasi care, devotee care and many more. Thank you Prabhupadh for Vaishnavi BACE.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace this year also I could attend 3 ratha yatras. Thank you Prabhupadh for Jaganatha.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace from the last 2 years got a chance to serve tulasi maharani on the day of janmastami. Even Though not qualified by your mercy, I got engaged in service. Thank you for bhakti devi Prabhupadh.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace I got connected to Iskcon Whitefield for the past one year. And blessed with gaura sundar and nitai chandra’s darshans every now and then. Thank you for this Vrindavan Prabhupadh.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace I enrolled for bhakti shastri. Currently Sri Isopanishat is happening. Thank you Prabhupadh for Bhakti shastri.

Prabhupadh by your divine grace blessed with vaikunta vishnu priya mataji(Currently NOI is going on prabhupadh). Thank you Prabhupadh for siksha guru.

Prabhupadh even though my heart is filled with heaps and heaps of lust, anger, greed, pride, illusion, false ego, envy, duplicity, fault finding and many more. you always encouraged showing hope. For the most fallen people like me you are the only hope and shelter Prabhupadh. However degraded I am, you never abandoned me Prabhupadh. Thank you Prabhupadh-“Aparadha sahastrani kriyate hara nimisha maya dasoham iti mam matva khamasva Prabhupadh”

Prabhupadh I am going to lead a small bhagavad gita study group from 24th of sept for some of my contacts who were not in any bhakti vriksha. Seeking for your empowerment, blessing and guidance – “Amitho kangala krishna krishna boli dai tav a pachey pachey”

In my attempts to offer this offering. If I have used any displeasing words or unauthorized writing seeking for forgiveness and correction prabhupadh. This is a small offering from your unworthy servant. Please accept my humble obeisance Prabhupadh.

ys,
M Krishna Madhuri

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Offering by Mariappan Balraj

Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

Please find my offerings.

Dear Srila Prabhupada
All glories unto your Lotus feet

We are able to make nice progress in Krishna consciousness only because you. Only because you, we are getting the association with pure devotees. We are enlightened only by self-less devotees who care more for us. We were living as animals without knowing the value of human life and wasted so much life and life time. We are able to understand the value of human life only because of you. Without you, how come we know our constitutional position. We are seeing a lot of transformation in our life only because of you. Thanks Prabhupad.

Your Servant
Mariappan Balraj

Offering by Mohit Sharma

Dear srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances unlimited times unto your lotus feet.

Personalities like you specially come to deliver the mankind from the ocean of nescience. You have set an example of a true disciple . You selflessly took so much hardships just to fullfill the desire of your spiritual master HDG Srila Bhakti Siddhant Saraswati Thakur Goswami Maharaja. Today we can witness the words of Shri chaitanya mahaprabhu come to truth, that the holy name will spread in every corner and every village of this world. This is possible today because of your sincere desire to fulfill the words of your spiritual master.

You are unlimitedly merciful. And I am the proof of your causeless mercy.
You bestowed your causeless mercy on me ,by giving me this gift of holy name, devotee association and infinite forgiveness.You causelessly bestowed your mercy, otherwise,I did not have any qualification to even hear about this Krishna consciousness movement.Just like a father you have taken care of all the devotees and gave us many many pure devotees.

I have personally got many reciprocations,where i could directly see your causeless mercy in my life.
Being a fallen conditioned soul ,my tendency is to engage in sense gratification always. But by your mercy I can definitely cross this ocean of material desires and again situate in my real position of being a servant.

Please forgive me for my repeated nonsense sinful actions performed knowing and unknowningly.Although you do not require my service,but that is my requirement,an opportunity for me to contribute something in your great mission.

Please give me opportunity to serve you. Although I am not qualified to associate with you. Please accept my prayers, please bestow your mercy so that I can perform my all duties perfectly,I can follow all your instructions.

You have saved me till now from all adverse situations. Seeking your mercy for my further progress in bhakti.

Trying to become your humble servant.
Mohit Sharma

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Offering by Sriramachandra & Family

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāminn iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Please accept our humble obeisances at your lotus feet. All glories to you Divine Grace.

We are forever grateful to you. Our material life without ISKCON and Krishna consciousness is unimaginable. Your divine instructions allow our family to follow Bhakti in the footsteps of you and previous acharyas.

Srila Prabhupada, you teach us the importance of this human form of life in order to escape the cycle of birth and death and go back home, back to Godhead by following the instructions of the guru and previous Acharyas.

Srila Prabhupada, you have blessed us with the gift of Bhakti, which we can attain by chanting a minimum of 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra daily, following the 4 regulative principles, eating Krishna Prasadam, associating with other devotees and service. This simple approach helps us understand the true essence of Bhakti and the purpose of our human existence. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

With your blessing, On January 2023, we started Bhakthi Vriksha with both offline and online classes, and about 12 participants attend our weekly sessions.

Thank you very much Srila Prabhupada for giving us your shelter at your lotus feet.

You insignificant servant of your servants,
Sriramachandra
Usharani
Karthik Eswar
Shruthika Sai

Offering by Bimala Gaur Das

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
Nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

vancha-kalpatarubhyash cha
kripa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaishnavebhyo namo namaha

● Hare Krishna srila prabhupad it is by your kind mercy that I am somehow able to chant hare Krishna mahamantra 16 rounds daily on a bead.
● I am attending Mangal Aarti on time without fail, as far as possible
● Reading your books
● Distributing your books as much as possible as a service to you
● Gurudev Temple made me involved in various preaching services, such as youth preaching services. Where I go out and register youths for your FOE discourses and simultaneously give your book
● Staying in association with devotees
● Srila prabhupad as you know, this year I completed my graduation in the field of computer science and engineering and preached in college as far as possible through discourses and through book distribution
● Now, currently, I am doing bhakti Shastri at Iskcon AECS, and I am seeking your blessings for successfully completing my discourses with proper understanding.

Srila prabhupad I am reading your books, but I have no taste to read them scrutinizingly. Unable to chant, read and listen attentively, Committing offences towards the devotees, I still have not developed a proper service attitude to serve the Lord, as you say lovingly, nor a proper faith on the holy name of the Lord. Suffering from anarthas, looking for my own pleasure and enjoyment, committing sinful activities and many more

Srila prabhupad I beg forgiveness. I know I have committed offense to you and your devotees. I beg that you please bless me so that I can access the holy name of Lord Prabhupad. I am a simple fallen soul, but i simply desire to become a devotee, a Vyasapuja offering to Srila Prabhupada vishnav and surrendered soul who wants to simply serve till my death Prabhupad, please make me as you like Please always engage me in service of your mission, any service as per my capacity

Srila Prabhupad. You are simply amazing. You gave me everything. you gave me the best of the lords, Sri Sri Radha and Krishna; you gave me the best of the scriptures, Bhagavad GIta and Srimad Bhagavatam, you gave me wonderful parampara and associations of devotees but when i see myself, I have no qualification to receive all these; it is only by your mercy

● I Beg for the blessing for my Guru Maharaj and all ISKCON Gurus. To have good health and serve the Lord
● I want to ask blessings for my Siksha Gurus, parents and relatives
● Seeking blessings for my Subordinates and equals Such that we can please you by rendering service to the lord

Your fallen servant
Bimala Gaur Das

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Offering by Krsna Gokulesa Das & Sirisha

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to you and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.

I’m very thankful to your Divine Grace for knowing bit of your glories by your lectures & books and to our ISKCON Whitefield devotees for inspiring to write Vyasa-puja offering on your auspicious 127th appearance day.

Your appearance in this world is not subjected to the laws of material nature but to fulfil the mission of Lord Caitanya, who himself proclaimed that His commander-in-chief devotee would appear – “Mor senapati bhakta” to spread Krsna consciousness all over the world.

It’s also confirmed from your purport to BG 4.7 “Sometimes He descends personally, and sometimes He sends His bona fide representative in the form of His son, or servant, or Himself in some disguised form.”

You mentioned that Lord Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are saktyavesa avatara. I heard from authorities that you are also saktyavesa avatara empowered by Lord Caitanya & Lord Nityananda to carry out the mission –

a. To deliver the fallen conditioned souls from the clutches of śūnyavāda (buddhist atheism) and nirviśeṣavāda (impersonalistic māyavāda)
b. To establish the doctrine of acintya-bhedābheda-tattva – teachings of Lord Caitanya
c. To firmly convince everyone that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and Lord Caitanya is Krsna Himself appeared in the Age of Kali as channa-avatāra, incarnation in disguise. Therefore, complete surrender to Lord Krsna or constant chanting of the holynames is the real goal of religion – “sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja” BG 18.66

You established ISKCON with seven purposes and showered your unlimited causeless mercy on all fallen conditioned souls –
a. by giving shelter of devotees
b. by introducing temple program, chanting & following 4 regulative principles
c. by giving Krsna Kirtana, Katha and Prasadam
d. by giving direct service of the Lord – rathayatra, preaching & book distribution etc..
e. by giving your recorded lectures & books

Kindly shower your blessings unto me to develop unflinching faith in your statements:

“I have instructed everything in my books.” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 25, 1976)

“I will never die. I will live forever in my books and you can take advantage.” (Press Conference — July 16, 1975, San Francisco)

By the mercy of senior devotees, I have been given the responsibilities to serve as Assistant Siksha Coordinator and Bhakti-Vriksha servant leader in ISKCON Whitefield. I earnestly pray at your lotus feet to seek your blessings upon me & our Radha-Krishnachandra BV family so that we become worthy instruments in your preaching mission.

Your Servants,
Krsna Gokulesa Das & Sirisha

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